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Jul 1, 2012 4:30am PDT
grammar school in 1982. they barely hung on. >> he remembers a twin set of crises that cost them. the first was financial. then the violent union strike which came close to destroying the business. >> sitting here at my desk. in comes walking is the president of the union. he said, brian, in a couple of weeks, i think you understand your union contract is up. i said, look, al, if you go on strike, keep on walking because that's the end of your union and us. i'm bringing in replacements and they are heavily armed. if you want to come aboard with your thugs and the clubs and the guns, you better know that every single one of our tugboats has an arsenal and we are ready to take you on. i have no choice. >> clearly luck has played a role in survival. it is certainly notรง everythin >> what is it about your family that has been able to hold on to this when so many other family businesses leave the family after the second or third or fourth generation? >> i think it is the irish mentality of tradition. the passion for tradition. they just want to hold on to it. they just don't need th
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Jul 7, 2012 2:30am PDT
bankrupt in 1981 and i graduated in 1982. they just barely hung on. >> eric mcallister remembers a twin set of pricing that nearly got the fifth generation the legacy. the first was financial. shortly after that the second crisis was a violent union strike which also came close to destroying the business. >> sitting here at my desk, in comes walking the president of the union. he said, brian n a couple of weeks i think you understand that your union contract is up. i said, but al, if you go on strike, keep on walking. because that's the end of your union and us. i'm bringing in replacements. and they are heavily armed. so if you want to come aboard with your thumbs and the clubs and the guns, you better know that every single one of our tugboats is ready to take you on. i got no choice. i may be dead either way. >> clearly luck has played a role in their survival, but it is certainly not everything. what is it about your family that's been able to hold on to this with so many other family businesses leaving the family after the second, third and fourth generation? >> i think it's that irish
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